Chinese and Spanish bids for new children’s hospital

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 After years of delay,  and ongoing pleas and protests the staff of Panama’s crumbling children’s hospital can now expect to see early progress on the construction of a new Hospital del Nino,

on Monday, April 15, the much- much-rescheduled bidding process that for the execution of the project opened. In the amphitheater of the Presidency of the Republic.

TheMinistry of Health called for the best value for the construction, equipment and corrective and preventive maintenance of the new structures.

The construction of the new maternity wing ward of the Santo Tomás Hospital (HST) was also included in the project, said Health Minister Miguel Mayo.

Two international consortiums, the Chinese state Camce, and the Spanish company Acciona.presented their proposals, which must be evaluated by a commission, for which a  time period has not been defined.

The Chinese company presented an economic proposal of $ 612.9 million, while the Spanish consortium offered $614.1 million. The tender also includes the construction of underground parking lots.